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Shutter Island

PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:14 pm
by Dolls
Have just finished the book, wow what a book! Bloody frightening as well. :eek4:

Shutter Island

PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:18 pm
by hurachai
Dolls wrote:Have just finished the book, wow what a book! Bloody frightening as well. :eek4:



Synopsis # what sort of book , any pictures :D

Shutter Island

PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:51 pm
by Dolls
hurachai wrote:
Dolls wrote:Have just finished the book, wow what a book! Bloody frightening as well. :eek4:



Synopsis # what sort of book , any pictures :D




Its physchological really! Frightening but not in the ghosty ghouly way.

Shutter Island

PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:53 pm
by Gunner 51
If it has Leonardo DiCaprio in it, it ain't frightening.

Shutter Island

PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:17 pm
by Dolls
Gunner 51 wrote:If it has Leonardo DiCaprio in it, it ain't frightening.




To be honest Gunns I wasnt even aware about a film being made! Which I think is really good cos I couldnt see the characters ie actors playing the parts if you know what I mean. Luckily I'm not a film buff anymore, I used to be, every horror film that came out I'd got to the pics......my husband was well into SYFY etc (many moons ago now though) :chin:

Shutter Island

PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:01 pm
by Gunner 51
Dolls wrote:
Gunner 51 wrote:If it has Leonardo DiCaprio in it, it ain't frightening.




To be honest Gunns I wasnt even aware about a film being made! Which I think is really good cos I couldnt see the characters ie actors playing the parts if you know what I mean. Luckily I'm not a film buff anymore, I used to be, every horror film that came out I'd got to the pics......my husband was well into SYFY etc (many moons ago now though) :chin:


Like you, I'm not the film buff I used to be. Though I'm too anti-social to go to the pictures to see them, so I used to rent them instead. (I miss the days when I could just pick up a trashy horror DVD and bring it back on the next day without the need for buses.)

Though these days, I seem to be big on Sci-fi, too. Though I'd never call it Syfi - it looks too much like Sifee to me. :howl:

Shutter Island

PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:12 pm
by Dolls
Synopsis




Shutter Island is something of a departure for Dennis Lehane. It is not like the private eye novels with which he made his name and it is not especially like Mystic River, his distinguished crime novel about murder, loyalty and revenge. Instead, he gives us a classic of psychological suspense--US Marshal Teddy is summoned to a remote hospital for the criminally insane to look for a missing patient and finds his own future and sanity on the line. It is the 1950s and experiments with drugs, conditioning and brain surgery are all the rage both in the psychiatric profession and in the shadow world of government agencies.
Teddy rapidly becomes aware that no-one he is talking to is remotely telling him the truth and that he cannot be wholly sure even of his charming new partner. As the island hospital is isolated by a hurricane, we find ourselves unable to trust a single thing that the narrative tells us--Lehane displays a gift for sleight of hand which is showily disorienting. At the same time, this is not just a box of tricks. We find ourselves caring deeply for Teddy and his partner Chuck, whatever is going on and whoever they really are.

Shutter Island

PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:27 pm
by Gunner 51
Sounds like a thumping good read, Dolls. Perhaps I'll go rent the film at some point.